Truth is, Oscar season is upon us and Robert Redford’s banking that his portrayal of journalist Dan Rather in Truth will set him free to take home a best supporting Oscar award. Cate Blanchett is always worth watching, even when her character as Rather’s producer never rises above that of a mudslinging Mary Richards. Truth marks screenwriter James Vanderbilt's first time behind the camera. Prior to this, his best known work includes Zodiac and the two most recent Spider-Man reboots. The stolid manner in which the events play out leaves Truth feeling like a transcript of a Wikipedia page, with more expository dialogue than a Woody Allen box set. It’s been almost a decade since Dan Rather was forced by the cowardly shits at Viacom to step down as CBS Nightly News. Do younger audiences even remember who Rather is? Will the old guard fork over the price of a senior ticket to think back on the occasion? A word to producers: courage.
Length: 2 hours, 1 minute